This was a fun commission from the excellent Catherine McGovern, the communications coordinator for the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. It was a gift for a beloved philanthropic family.
I have to give Catherine a shout-out. At this point we have worked on multiple portraits over a few years together for distinguished Tech alumni. People should know that Catherine's first sketch always makes me seethe with jealousy. I know for a fact she just scribbled out that bad boy while simultaneously hosting a conference call and composing a letter. Yet, it is almost always exactly the composition the project demands. I would love to see Catherine produce a graphic novel. I would read the hell out of her book.
Special thank you to my marathon finishing sister-in-law Karen for the runner poses. The woman keeps winning trophies for her speed but refuses to display them, so I thought it only appropriate that she should be the winner in this picture!